Strategic Consolidation Fall 2019 Meeting Schedule
Please join us for public meetings in Fall 2019 as we continue to discuss Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation. Meetings are open to all and we would like the community's input during this important process that will shape the future of our district!
Tuesday, 9/3/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Green Valley Elementary School
Monday, 9/16/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Monday, 9/30/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Thoreau Park Elementary School
Saturday, 10/5/19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at Parma Heights Library
Monday, 10/14/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Greenbriar Middle School
Monday, 10/28/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Hillside Middle School - Media Center
Saturday, 11/2/19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Parma Branch Library (Powers Blvd.)
Monday, 11/4/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Shiloh Middle School
Monday, 11/18/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Valley Forge High School - Media Center
Saturday, 11/23/19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Parma Branch Library (Powers Blvd.)
Monday, 11/25/19, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Normandy High School
Monday, 12/2/19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at Parma Senior High School
Local School District Building Visits
As part of a continuing discussion with the community regarding Master Planning for Strategic Consolidation, the Parma City School District (PCSD) is inviting community members to tour local schools and to see first-hand the impact of 21st-century buildings and educational spaces designed to better serve students.
Residents in the community are invited to join PCSD Administrators and representatives from the GPD Group, a Cleveland architectural firm advising the district on the future of school building facilities. Informal tours of these buildings and campuses will help educate PCSD residents on current design standards, as well as provide an opportunity to answer questions.
"We think it is very important to provide opportunities for our families and residents to see what opportunities new schools can provide,” Charles Smialek, Superintendent of the Parma City School District, explained. “It's one thing to see a website or PowerPoint slide, but it's so much more powerful to actually walk through a truly 21st-century learning environment. In addition, several of our tours will visit campus models, with, essentially two schools under the same roof. Two of our proposed secondary plans feature the campus model so these tours offer chances to see what this concept can actually look like in operation."
Visits to local school districts and buildings will take place on the following days and times:
Saturday, September 14 - 10:00 AM
North Ridgeville Academic Center
34620 Bainbridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Saturday, October 12 - 10:00 AM
North Olmsted High School/Middle School (east entrance)
27301 Butternut Ridge Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Saturday, October 26 - 10:00 AM
Strongsville Middle School
13200 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Saturday, November 9 - 10:00 AM
Akron Firestone High School
470 Castle Blvd.
Akron, OH 44313
Saturday, November 16 - 10:00 AM
Wadsworth High School
625 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281
OFCC (OHIO FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION) REPORT
In the fall of 2017, the PCSD engaged with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to complete an assessment of all district-owned properties. Click this link to view a summary of the OFCC report.
In January 2018, the PCSD then engaged with the Harrison Planning Group, who led Educational Visioning Workshops. These workshops included community stakeholder groups such as parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members. Topics discussed included lesson delivery, student achievement and structure of school buildings. To view more information about the Educational Visioning Workshops, click here: https://www.parmacityschools.org/Page/7873.
Later that spring, the PCSD submitted an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for design firms in the area. The design firm that will be guiding our district through the Strategic Consolidation process will be GPD Group (gpdgroup.com).
Strategic Consolidation Documents
Updated September 16, 2019